Cadorin making a splash

JOE PAVIA -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 7:29 AM ET

Chrissy Cadorin is one of curling's model citizens, in more ways than one.

An accomplished curler, the Peterborough resident has skipped in four women's and numerous junior provincials, and is Jenn Hanna's new third.

Cadorin also posed for this season's Fire on Ice: 2007 Team Sponsorship Calendar.

Male curlers, whose imaginations make the photos in the publication more vivid than they actually are, better know it as the calendar.

"I wasn't very sold on the curling calendar thing," Cadorin admitted last weekend at the Money Concepts Rideau Skins tournament.

"I decided I was going to do it for women's curling specifically. And make some money for my team and get some sponsors down the road perhaps."

4,000 SOLD

The 17 women who posed each receive royalties per unit. Last season's edition sold all 4,000 copies. This year's edition costs $31.75, and is available at thecurlingnews.ca.

The calendar was the brainchild of Andorran curler and photographer Ana Arce. Cadorin's modelling session took place five months ago in Thornhill.

"It's not something I've ever done before," she said of posing "I wasn't naked. It wasn't uncomfortable by any means."

The Thornhill native is donating her proceeds to the Shoot for the Cure charity that helps fund spinal injury research and wheelchair curling.

Is she comfortable playing third?

"I love it. It makes you humble,'' Cadorin said. ''You're thankful for the team you have in front of you."

And what's her biggest adjustment?

"The control factor,'' she said. ''It's not my team so I don't have control of what shots are called or whatever, but Jenn's a fantastic skip."

Hanna and Cadorin were junior contemporaries.

"Because we've known each other for so long, I feel like Jenn and I were always considering playing together," she said.

Cadorin is juggling curling with post-graduate studies in museum management and a part-time job. Time management seems to be her forte as the rink battles to reach the national Hearts tournament.

The animated Cadorin is enthusiastic about the squad's opportunities and curling. She loves the game.

"That's why they do things like the calendar,'' she said. ''It's trying to get curling out there."

On the ice, the fun-loving team from Buckingham, skipped by the frenetic Simon Dupuis, excels at the skins game.

DUPUIS SWEEPS UP

In the final against Matt Paul, Dupuis -- along with Dan Lemery, Louis Biron and Richard Faguy -- read the heavy ice better, enabling the foursome to claim every skin.

"We never missed a year of the skins. We almost play better in the skins than a regular format," Dupuis said of his team's $3,205 victory.

Paul took home $1,725.

Semi-finalists Bryan Cochrane earned $1,359 while Willie Jeffries skinned $1,259.

The qualifiers were Noel Herron ($1,010), Jeff McCrady ($1,009), Dave Murphy ($999) and Layne Noble ($964).

CASHING IN: In Lloydminster, Glenn Howard (with Ottawa's Craig Savill at lead) earned $22,000 by stealing two in the ninth end to win the Best Western Wayside Inn Curling Classic ... Jean-Michel Menard won the $5,000 top prize in Trois Rivieres on Sunday.

SHORT STRAWS: Canada Curling Association CEO Dave Parkes has resigned effective sometime in 2007 ... Marilyn Bodogh took third place with 11% of the vote in the St. Catharines mayoralty race.

COMING UP: The Ontario Curling Association's road to various provincial championships begins this weekend. The junior men's and women's zones take place in Renfrew and at the Navy club ... The OVCT Gananoque Cashspiel starts Friday ... The tape-delayed final of the Canadian mixed championship airs on Rogers on Saturday at 8 p.m.


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